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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

BH #NI7020028E • MFR #20063
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Six Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Fluorite and HRI Elements
Spanning a versatile range of longer-than-normal focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR from Nikon is a portrait to telephoto zoom offering a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, intuitive handling controls, and a sophisticated optical construction. This revised layout now includes six extra-low dispersion elements, as well as one fluorite element and one high refractive index element, to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings further benefit image quality by reducing lens flare for improved contrast and color accuracy and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements protect against dust, moisture, and smudging.
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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Overview

Spanning a versatile range of longer-than-normal focal lengths, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR from Nikon is a portrait to telephoto zoom offering a bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture, intuitive handling controls, and a sophisticated optical construction. This revised layout now includes six extra-low dispersion elements, as well as one fluorite element and one high refractive index element, to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and sharpness. Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings further benefit image quality by reducing lens flare for improved contrast and color accuracy and fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements protect against dust, moisture, and smudging.

Balancing the optical attributes, the lens also features a series of robust physical and handling assets, including a four stop-effective Vibration Reduction system to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A Silent Wave Motor AF system also contributes to sharp imagery with quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance that is suitable for both stills and video applications. Four focus buttons are featured on the lens barrel for easily activating AF Lock, and full-time manual focus override is also available. Additionally, the lens also sports a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy construction for working in harsh environments, and the removable, rotating tripod collar spins on ball bearings for smooth and quick shifting between vertical and horizontal shooting.

Designed for use with FX image sensors, this 70-200mm lens is also compatible with DX sensors where it will provide a 105-300mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and using selective focus techniques.
Six extra-low dispersion elements combine with one fluorite element and a high refractive index element to significantly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing, as well as increase contrast, clarity, and apparent sharpness for a richer image quality.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements afford protection to the optical system.
Vibration Reduction image stabilization helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable handheld shooting in low-light situations. Additionally, a dedicated Sports Mode is optimized for photographing when using panning movements and a Tripod Mode suppresses subtle ground vibrations.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Four focus buttons are positioned on the lens barrel for intuitively engaging autofocus or AF Lock functions.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.

This mechanism limits the compatibility of this lens to the following cameras: D5, D4, D3 series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800 series, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300 series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, Nikon 1 J1, J2, J3, J4 with FT-1, Nikon 1 V1, V2, V3 with FT-1, and Nikon 1 S1, S2 with FT-1.
Weather-sealed design and magnesium-alloy construction is able to withstand dust and moisture for working in harsh environments. Additionally, the zoom and focus rings have been switched compared to previous 70-200mm models, with the focus ring closer to the mount now for more natural handling and control.
Removable, rotating tripod collar spins on ball bearings to permit quick and smooth switching from vertical to horizontal shooting orientations.
UPC: 018208200634

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° 20' to 12° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance3.61' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design22 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 7.97" / 88.5 x 202.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.97" / 202.5 mm
Weight3.15 lb / 1430 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.6 x 7.6 x 7.5"

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Reviews

70-200

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I stock, good price quick turnaround.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I CANNOT physically take a poor photo with this lens---more than extremely satisfied

The most useful lens in my kit

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-08

The Nikon 70-200 is one of my favorite lenses. It works excellently for sports shooting and portraits. I carry it whenever I shoot. It's fast and excellent in low light. I also have the older version, which is 15 years old and having some mechanical issues. The new one has changes in the control positions, but those changes are not an issue when upgrading.

Cutting-edge Lens

By Felix
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-03

Camera movement during exposure robs sharpness and it captures subjects with outstanding sharpness, even in low light.

Absolutely In Love with this lens and design

By Stefano
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

I'm not sure where to start. This is one of the best lens that I have used. It's lighter than it's earlier version. The 4 functional buttons are strategically placed on the upper edge of the lens can be configured for auto lock focus or back button focus. In my opinion, moving the zoom ring to the front makes it easier to use this lens. It provides for better stabilization and when used in conjunction with one of the four focus buttons makes getting your shot much quicker. I know many will not agree with me regarding the focus ring but, by resting the lens tripod collar your palm he lens is stabilized balanced and steady. Using this posture places your fingers in easy reach of the forward focus rings, You'll notice that one of the four programmable buttons are perfectly located and make for and easy reach. The lens is super sharp and produces super clear images and focuses much faster. I've used this lens on an older Nikon camera and let me say when someone tells you that better glass will make for better shots they are not kidding. The lens has 3 VR modes on off and sport. I always turn on VR even when shooting from a tripod. The new sport setting is wonderful for when you are shooting from a moving vehicle like a car, boat or train. The lens has fluorine coating which is said to be superior to other coatings. I have noticed that it collects less dust and it does seem to be much more fingerprint resistant than my other lens. All in all this lens was a great investment and I would fully recommend it.

Nikon's Epitome of Craftsmanship

By Boris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

Ultra smooth zoom and manual focus rings, quick focus response, bright view, positive response of buttons. What more could one ask for?!

Built to last.

By Terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-16

This is my second 70-200 Nikon zoom lens. First one I bought used and lasted 15 years beyond. I decided to start new and give my old lens to my daughter. It still works. Just a bit slower. These are built to last. Creamy bokeh at 200! Beautiful images. Use for all my senior shoots. B&H delivered quickly and communicated clearly throughout the order and delivery. Packaged very well.

Exemplary Nikkor Lens

By Leland
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-04

A superb example of Nikon AF-S engineering. Focusing is extremely fast and accurate. Fluorite and Extra-low Dispersion lens elements combine to offer unparalleled edge to edge sharpness. Selected aperture is precisely controlled and repeatable by the addition of the electromatically-controlled diaphragm, especially at high firing rates. Locating the zoom ring at the front of the lens allows the thumb and forefinger of the left hand to easily and quickly change focal length, and provides very good balance and support. No disappointments whatsoever. The locking lens hood is also a very nice addition.

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